North Cumberland Memorial Hospital in Pugwash.

The North Cumberland Collaborative Emergency Centre in Pugwash continues to be closed during daytime hours.

The closures run from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. every day between now and Oct. 18 due to lack of physician coverage. The department is scheduled to be open on Oct. 19. 

The overnight coverage (8 p.m. to 8 a.m.) provided by the paramedic/registered nurse/oversight physician team will be available as usual.

Those experiencing a medical emergency should always call 911. General health concerns can also be directed to HealthLink 811 where advice and information are available around the clock by simply dialing 811. The Mental Health Crisis Line operates 24/7 at 1-888-429-8167.

Anyone who is unclear on a proper course of action may contact the hospital at 902-243-2521 extension 1.